Place an incense burner filled with frankincense under a straight back chair. Light it.
Sit on the chair, ideally in the nude.
Wrap a plain white sheet around yourself, just under your chin. The chair will be covered up as will you, except for your head. Be vigilant for fire safety.
Sit for between five and fifteen minutes, focusing on the smoke driving your bad luck away.
Charge a peridot, sardonyx or quartz crystal.
Place it on an altar.
Focus your desires on the stone.
Carry it with you in a lucky charm bag.
Recharge it periodically on your altar.
If you can’t swim or are afraid of water, you may still petition Yemaya.
Sit down in the sand at the waterline.
As the waves come in, greet them with your hands, gather up the water from the waves, and toss some over your head, some over your body.
Throw seven white roses to Yemaya.
Come out of the water without turning your back to the ocean. Let the candles burn out.
Life is filled with obstacles and unhappiness. However Yemaya is the all-powerful mother of all, who desires happiness for her children and will do whatever she can to obtain it for them. To obtain joy and smooth sailing:
Go to the beach.
Dig a small pit in the sand.
Light white and/or blue candles. Make your petition.
Enter the water. Greet Yemaya in her guise as mermaid or as a beautiful woman rising up from the sea. Offer her seven white roses.
Immerse yourself completely seven times.
28: Excessive Pressure
When a person in a sagging mine shaft feels the earth begin to tremble, it is time for quick, instinctive action and nimble footwork. At a time like this, only extraordinary measures will work. When the roof is collapsing, run first, choose your destination later.
Extraordinary times bring out the best and worst in people. Natural disasters bring with them stories of great heroism — but also looting and rioting. When the pressure is on, powerful moments present opportunities to make positive gains. Everything is in a state of flux. One can either move towards positive change and improvement or towards stagnation.
This may be the moment you’ve been waiting for. Although a current challenge may seem to be more than you can handle, remember that a flood reaches its high-water mark for only a few brief moments, and then begins to subside. Action must be taken now to ensure opportunities for success later on. You will never discover the true extent of your own abilities until you, at least once in your life, dive into a crisis with complete abandon, dedicating every ounce of your energy, every fiber of your being, to the cause at hand.
Dare to win.
This Tarot Deck: Sacred Rose
This card could also be called the “Celestial Mandate” — that which refers us back to our reason for being, our mission in this lifetime. The Star reminds us that, in a sense, we are agents of Divine Will in our day-to-day lives. If we let go of the idea that we are supposed to be in control, we can more easily notice and appreciate the synchronicities that are nudging us along. In this way, we become more conscious of the invisible Helping Hand, and we better understand our place within — and value to — the larger Cosmos.
You’re likely to step on someone’s toes as mischievous Mercury aspects warrior Mars. You might not even realize that your behavior is reckless because the self-directed Aries Moon encourages you to act first and think about it later. Remember, an impulsive response can get you into trouble because your immediate reaction might be off the mark. Wait until next week to make any major decisions if you can.
You are able to anticipate the Moon’s return to sensible Taurus later today, and you want to make the most of it. Opening your heart to your desires is a healthy strategy, but you may find it difficult to distinguish your attractions from what’s absolutely critical. Make separate lists for your needs and your wants to help you prioritize what’s in front of you.
You can’t prevent the noisy words from buzzing in your ears today, even if they don’t offer the hint of a solution. Messenger Mercury is hyped up from its aspect to angry red Mars, firing your thoughts into a stream of consciousness. But the emotionally turbulent waters morph into a gently meandering river later in the day. Although your sense of urgency might fade, your conviction won’t. Don’t put off making a big decision if you already know what you want.
You appear as if you are strong and silent today, so others may not realize how lost you’re feeling. Your thoughts are running around in circles like a hamster on a wheel, making it difficult to reach a sensible conclusion about what’s happening. Your strategy is to keep your insecurities quiet rather than acknowledging any confusion. Although you’re correct in believing that you should only share your business concerns on a need-to-know basis, discussing your fears with a trusted friend can help you feel much better.
Although you’re pushing yourself to finish a big project, it looks like it might take a little longer than you first expected. You may be tempted to blame someone else for your delay, but the current obstacles are most likely in your way because of you. Listen to the wisdom of the universe and slow down your pace now while you can still solve the problem.
Try to accomplish a lot early in the day since you could become more lackadaisical with the way things are when the Moon enters your 9th House of Future Vision. Your accurate perceptions grow fuzzy, making it impossible to decide much of anything. You might think that waiting will help you understand things better. Although you would prefer to be more practical, the day may still hold a few surprises for you.
You don’t like being put on the spot, especially if it’s on your own territory. You may not be able to express what you’re feeling because you can see things from several points of view. The smartest response today is to take the course of least resistance. Luckily, you can make any performance a successful one. Keep your personal opinions private until you are absolutely sure of your final answer.
You might exhaust yourself today as you run through a mental obstacle course over and over again. However, each time you try to handle the resistance in the same manner, you believe that your strategy will work. Unfortunately, you’re wasting valuable resources by relying on old tactics. You may be pleasantly surprised by the outcome if you do something radically different now.
It feels as if you’re running out of time so stop procrastinating, sort things out and initiate your new plan of action. Don’t fret if there are still miscellaneous details to handle. You should be able to fill in more missing pieces as you move along with your strategy. However, it’s important to take advantage of the combustible Aries Moon in your expressive 5th House before the energy mellows later this evening.
You may be quite eager to get going today, but it’s not yet time to jump the gun. Don’t rush anything; you will intuitively know the exact moment when you should make your move. Keep in mind that your mental preparation is a key ingredient in creating success for your current enterprise. You are being tested to determine if you can narrow your vision and concentrate solely on accomplishing your goals. Stay aware of your process and nudge yourself back on track if you’re lured off course for any reason.
You are able to connect with almost anyone today and, more importantly, you have lots of fun doing it. Unfortunately, you could also waste precious time doing things that are not critical to your goals. It’s wise to rein yourself in early on or you could lose control of your schedule. Fewer distractions now make it easier to find the satisfaction and success that you seek.
You may be ready to move ahead with a collaborative project today, or you might try to create something special on your own. Luckily, you receive kudos for your current efforts and can gain enough recognition to make your new venture worthwhile. But exercise caution, nonetheless, for you could become so enamored with your own ideas that you cannot clearly judge the potential value of your plan.